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Officials said that William Chavis Raynard Miller was killed in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at Mount Tabor High School in Forsyth County.
Hours later, the suspect from the shooting was arrested without incident, the sheriff’s office said.
The suspect was also believed to be a student, but officials did not immediately release any other details.
Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Christina Howell said all other students were safe.
His age is unclear.
Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson fought back the tears Wednesday evenings she announced the Mount Tabor High School student died after being shot.
Thompson said that the Sheriff’s Office and Winston-Salem Police officers responded to a call at 12:07 p.m. and located one student with a gunshot wound. Thompson noted that first responders attempted to save his life and transported him to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, where he died of his injuries.
Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough Jr. said the victim’s mother wanted his identity to be made public, and the office identified the student as William Chavis Raynard Miller Jr.
“We experienced something we see on TV across the country,” Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines said. “Today, we are facing it head-on.”
On Wednesday evening, the Sheriff’s Office said the suspect “was taken into custody without incident.”
Students were reunited with parents and guardians approximately five hours after the shooting.
“It’s like a punch in your stomach, and it takes your breath away, not knowing if your children are safe, your friend’s children are safe, your neighbor’s children are safe. And you’re in agony until you figure out what’s happening and what has gone on,” Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill said. “As a parent as the district attorney, there’s no worse feeling you can imagine.”
On Wednesday, one student was killed in the shooting inside the high school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, striking panic among students, staff, and parents as several schools throughout the district locked down for hours.
A suspect was in custody, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday evening. It was the second school shooting in the state in three days.